Tuesday, December 23, 2008

More Holiday Photos

Got some more photos of Saturday's Holiday party from Lynn Collins, and we thought it would be great to share them with everyone. Check back here and on our main website for news about upcoming events in 2009.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

BAC Holiday Party

Tonight was the Belmar Arts Council's Holiday Party. Just enough light snow was falling to lend the night the proper atmosphere. Once in the door, people could place gifts on the appropriate tables in the gallery-one for the grab bag gifts and one for the snowflake donations. The real action was in the back, decorated for the occasion. Two tables of food (one for entrees, one for desserts), with more and more items arriving as the evening went on, enough to feed the more than 50 people who came through over the course of the evening. A special treat was Chris Brandl showing up with some tasty crabcakes and creme brulee that he fired up on the spot. After everyone had their fill (and then some), most people moved out to the gallery for the Grab Bag/Yankee Swap event. About 20 people participated, all coming away with something. After that we returned to the back area to open gifts from the Snowflake table, inexpensive items that will be useful to the BAC, such as wipes, stamps, empty CD jewel cases, and a welcome mat. (Plenty more snowflakes are available to anyone who wants to come make a donation.) Meanwhile, we had live music for most of the night, mostly in the background while the crowd was eating, and later the whole group joined in to sing Christmas and seasonal songs. It was a great way to wrap up another busy year for the Belmar Arts Council.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Klaatu Barada Nikto

A remake of the ground breaking award winning Cold War science fiction classic The Day the Earth Stood Still is coming to theaters everywhere on Friday, but on Thursday, December 11 at 7 pm you can see the original 1951 film at the Boatworks. And it's free as always.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Come Pick Up A Snowflake

Here's a great opportunity to help out the Belmar Arts Council and it won't blow your holiday budget. We have a basket of snowflakes, and written on the backs of each are ideas for little things we could use around the Boatworks, typically under $10. Come get a snowflake, buy the BAC the requested gift, and bring it to our Holiday party. The party, a covered dish/pot luck dinner, is on Saturday, December 20, from 6 to 8 pm, followed by a musical performance from our own Tim McCorry from 8 to 9:30.

Open House for Small Treasures

This afternoon we had a special open house in conjunction with our current Small Treasures show. Holiday cheer inside and out, with colored lights on the outside, and hot mulled cider and other treats available inside. Live music on stage, too. We had quite a few people come through over the course of the event, and many purchased some of the arts related items for sale.
The exhibition remains open during gallery hours- Wednesday to Sunday, 1 to 5 pm- through December 21st.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Movie Night- Humoresque

Tonight is the latest film in the current Film Series at the Boatworks. It's Humoresque, starring Joan Crawford and John Garfield. Tonight is also the December monthly Members Meeting. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm, and the film will follow at 7:30. Both are free and open to the public.